Ciné-Cinema will complete the 2016-2017 season with, Kalo Pothi, The Black Hen, by the young Nepalese filmmaker, Min Bahadur Bham.
The first Nepalese film selected by the Mostra de Venise, this film was awarded best film of the International Critics’ Week. It will be presented in its original Nepalese version with subtitles in English on Friday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. and subtitles in French on Sunday, June 11 at 2 p.m.
In a little village in northern Nepal, Prakash and Kiran, two inseparable friends in spite of their different casts, decide to raise a hen in order to earn a little money by selling the eggs. But one day, the hen goes missing. To find it, they embark on a journey, innocently unaware of the dangers incurred by the fragile ceasefire to the civil war rocking the region.
We are transported to this charming mountain village in Nepal where life continues as it did in the 18th century… The story takes place between 1996 and 2006, coloured by the civil war between the authorities in power and the Maoists who promise a better future for the poorest citizens.
This is a film worth seeing! The characters are charming, it is full of surprises, and the scenery is magnificent.
Admission is $7. for adults and $3 for children. Ciné-Cinema holds its activities at the Little Green Library at 4 Lorne Street in Huntingdon. After this film, the club will suspend its activities for the summer, returning in September.